|Range khoda (1999) - Majid Majidi|
Synopsis Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a cat, finds the bird, climbs a tree, and puts it back. His father finally comes and takes him to their village where his sisters and granny await. The lad is a loving student of nature and longs for village life with his family, but his father is ashamed of him, wanting to farm the boy out to clear the...
Keywords: Range khoda (1999); Majid Majidi
|Baran - Hamsay-e khoda (2001) - Majid Majidi|
Synopsis In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17 years old Iranian worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives. Winner for Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival, this wonderfully romantic and uplifting story is from the acclaimed director of the Academy Award(R) nominee CHILDREN OF HEAVEN (Best Foreign Language Film, 1999)...
Keywords: Baran - Hamsay-e khoda (2001); Majid Majidi
|The Father - Pedar (1996) - Majid Majidi|
Synopsis Mehrollah is a 14 year old boy who is forced to provide for his family after the death of his father to find a job, he travels to the southern parts of the country. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in the family. Pedar (translated here as The Father, though the film's working title was The Stepfather) is about 14-year-old Mehrollah, whose father dies and who heads off to a southern port city to find work and support the family...
Keywords: The Father - Pedar (1996); Majid Majidi